The Restoring Truthiness rally may very well happen

Remember how I told you that the internets were conspiring to see Stephen Colbert at the Lincoln Memorial, a few steps down from that historic step from which Glenn Beck reclaimed the American Civil Rights movement for angry and terrified white people? Well, the folks on Reddit have put their money where their mouths are, and donated almost $150,000 to a charity that Colbert serves on the board of. Here’s a clip from Reddit, explaining the initiative.

…See, anyone can join a reddit or Facebook group or sign a petition. It takes, like, one minute and doesn’t demonstrate much effort. So the rally movement has been looking for ways to show that they’re serious, that they’re willing to lift a finger to make this happen. And an idea has just been hatched: pony up some cash to one of Stephen’s favorite charities…

If you’re so inclined, you can give here.

And, Colbert has acknowledged the action. Today, he sent the following thank you note to the Reddit community.

Dear Redditors,

Ever since the visit of one of your Dear Leaders, Alexis “kn0thing” Ohanian, my inbox has been orangered with pleas to “Restore Truthiness.” The track record of your hivemind speaks for itself. Mr. Splashypants got a name. You rescued Soapier. You frightened the sweet-and-sour Jesus out of a 90-year-old man on his birthday. Despite how silly and nonsexual reddit can be, your true colors show when someone is in need.
I almost had a pregnant when I saw what you had done at for classrooms around the country. I am humbled and honored (a rare combination for me), and find myself wishing there was a Look of Approval.

You have inspired me by helping untold thousands of students; with the momentum you’ve created, we could stage a hundred rallies. I might just call on you, Redditors – for nothing is more terrifying than tens of thousands of Heroes taking to the streets with the faint odor of bacon wafting behind them. Except for bears, obviously.

One huge upvote for you.

Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA

And, for those of you who doubt it’s authenticity, it was accompanied by a photo.

So, while he’s yet to make the announcement, I’d say that signs are encouraging… Here, if you don’t believe me, is a short clip from last night’s Colbert Report, in which he implies that a big announcement will be forthcoming…. So, let’s start looking into that bus rental.

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  1. One in the Hand
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 2:44 am | Permalink

    I lived through the punk stuff, and I watched this documentary, and I still just don’t get it.
    I cruised right through those days listening to Kenny Burrell and the Jones brothers, and it just didn’t happen to me.

  2. Knox
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    There is no way this can not happen. This meme has no choice but to shoot through the birth canal and cross over into the real world.

  3. Edward
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    I think you meant this for the other thread, One Hand.

    Maybe you weren’t paying attention, though, seeing as your other hand was busy.

    I often masturbate while reading Mark’s posts as well. Especially the ones on Ypsi politics.

  4. TeacherPatti
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Edward, see I prefer the Libertarian threads for my masturbatory pleasures….

  5. Tim
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Who’s up for a Masturbate On A Libertarian day? It could be bigger than Kick A Ginger day in the UK.

  6. Posted September 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    Yes, yes I think it could….

  7. Two in the Bush
    Posted September 16, 2010 at 12:15 am | Permalink

    Oooooh! That’s right, BABY!!!!!!
    Ahhhhh! Right there!!!!!
    Yeah, Libertarian Mamaaaa!!!!!!
    Ooooooh, Iggyyyy!!!!!!! Ooops.

    Well, that was good for me, how ’bout you?
    Gotta love Ypsi politics.

  8. Edward
    Posted September 16, 2010 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    A great Restoring Truthiness poster with Colbert are Rosie the Riveter.

  9. Posted September 17, 2010 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    It’s on! October 30th! Who wants to carpool?

  10. Posted September 17, 2010 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    As soon as I heard the announcement yesterday I was like, “Yes! Just as we discussed on Mark Maynard!” I want to go, not sure if I can handle all those hours on a bus so I have to work this out….

  11. Edward
    Posted September 17, 2010 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Incredible! I’m definitely in!

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  1. By Keep Fear Alive - October 30, 2010 on September 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    […] hats and colonial wigs, and charter that bus for DC. It’s now official. Colbert accepted the bribe, and the Restoring Truthiness rally is going to happen on the Mall, in front of the Lincoln […]

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